Joost Kuijper

Struggle of regions for smart (re)specialization. Tensions in the innovation system in East Netherlands

University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences, section Science, Technology and Policy Studies,

Supervisors: Prof. S. Kuhlmann, dr. P. Stegmaier & prof. B. van der Meulen


Master Public Administration (drs.), 1989, University of Twente, Enschede

Diplome European Economics, College of Europe, Bruges (B)

Strategist at Department of Regional Economy and Culture, Province of Overijssel, Zwolle

External PhD student

Summary PhD Project

From the perspectives of economic geography, regional ecosystem development and regional policy the study covers three cases on smart specialization in East Netherlands during 1995-2000 in advanced materials manufacturing, food & nutrition and energy-transition.